Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Teaching Our Daughters to be Keepers of Home - back on schedule

We took a lot of time off for the summer because our schedules just didn't jive.   But we are back in the groove of things.  Here is what our last week looked like:

Sewing:  We ran out of time, so I described our next project which is oven mitts.   I sent material home to be cut out and we will sew it next week..

Cooking & Baking:   The girls made tuna roll ups.   They were delish!

We read “Company Manners” and “Courtesy to Strangers” and discussed a lot about how we treat others including our own family.

We discussed that we are going to let the boys have a productive project while the girls are busy at their things.  We decided to let them do a postcard swap where they will collect postcards from all over the U.S. and  maybe the world.   I joined a group before I got cancer that swaps postcards so I just have to jump back in.   They also could write letters or think of things they could collect to send to soldiers.  They usually play basketball, but thought they could also have chess playing days too.   

This Thursday we will finish our mitts.   Stay tuned  *:) happy.

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